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  • About 45% of last year’s home sales had three bedrooms; of the condo component, about seven of every 10 condos (70.7%) had two or fewer bedrooms.
  • The median price for a 3-bedroom home ranged from $182,000 in Ferry County to $624,500 in San Juan County.
  • Of the condo sales, more than 55% were located in King County. 
  • For the new construction component involving Northwest MLS brokers, newly built condos continued to fetch higher prices than single family homes. Last year’s sales included 10,944 newly built single family homes that sold for a median price of $550,000 and 979 condos that sold for a median price of $629,950. New homes in King County commanded the highest prices: $749,950 for single family homes, while newly built condos in
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What is The Ultimate Selling Experience?

Efficiency, ease and value, what every home seller is looking for when selling a home.  From our retargeting and text platforms to our home search with real time InRix Drive Time and automated home feedback system, our clients experience the efficiency of our technology.  Coupled with our experienced and dedicated full-time agents and supported by the most advanced technology available you’ll quickly see the difference.

 

Staging Boost: Covering everything from staging to painting to cosmetic renovations and more all managed through your personal Staging Boost manager, our clients experience the ease of preparing their home to sell while reaping the maximum value for their home.

 

Preparing your

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By Erica Sweeney

Christmas trees are the centerpiece for many holiday celebrations and traditions. But, as consumers become more environmentally conscious, many may wonder: Which type of tree is more eco-friendly, real or fake?

After all, cutting down real trees seems to be shrinking our already depleted forests. However, fake trees are made of plastic, which doesn't seem all that green, either. 

These days, a survey by CGS found that for more than two-thirds of consumers, environmental concerns drive their purchases, and they're willing to pay more for sustainable products. Younger consumers, like Gen Z, are even more environmentally aware, with nearly 70% making an eco-friendly purchase over the past year.

So which tree fits better

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PROJECT UPDATE 

*revised 12/3/19 

  • Project Three Week Look-Ahead:   
    • Relocate Utilities (PSE Gas, PSE Electric, Comcast, Century Link, Williams)
    • Construct Stormwater facilities
    • Clear project vegetation in right of way
    • 256th (E Beaver Lake Dr) & SE Issaquah-Beaver Lake Road construction of a Temporary Roundabout 
    • Please note: The Pacific Cascade Middle School (PCMS) Sign will be removed soon. A replacement design and location is being coordinated directly with PCMS and ISD. Thank you!
  • Detour Route Map link (includes mitigation measure locations)

dates

  • Spring 2020 to Fall 2020 ROAD CLOSURE (between 247th and Klahanie BLVD)
  • Est. August 2021 - END CONSTRUCTION

FAQ

Free Horse Drawn Carriage

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This is a great event for "Children" of all ages and will take place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, December 7that the Klahanie Shopping Complex (next to the QFC) 

Along with the Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate,  local businesses will also welcome guests with a variety of activities, including free cookies, cider and samples. There will be live caroling and wonderful time had by all!

The Holiday Season is in full swing, so join us for FREE horse drawn carriage rides at Klahanie Shopping Center from 1-4pm this Saturday!

In addition to the carriage rides, you can enjoy free Candy Canes, Hot Cocoa and Holiday Caroling!

In the spirit of giving, visitors may bring a non-perishable food item to donate to

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Located at Railroad Park in Downtown Snoqualmie: 7971 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie WA

Saturday, December 7th at 5:00pm

Children of all ages will enjoy this special evening of community holiday fun!



Enjoy Cookies, Cider, Caroling and Live Holiday Music!
Watch for Santa's Arrival on a Reindeer Fire Engine
Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
And, Free Pictures with Santa!

From 5 to 8 p.m. December 7th, come to Railroad Park for an evening of caroling, choir music, Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate, visits with Santa and refreshments. Santa arrives to light the tree at 6:30 p.m. and then to visit with children.

Along with the Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate,  downtown

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KIRKLAND, Washington (November 7, 2019) – “People are moving here, home prices will continue to increase, inventory shortages will occur. That’s our future,” remarked Dick Beeson, principal managing broker at RE/MAX Northwest in Gig Harbor, upon viewing the October statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Active listings of homes and condos totaled 14,379, the lowest level since April. Compared to a year ago, last month’s selection declined more than 21% and was down 10% from September, according to the new report from Northwest MLS. The year-over-year and month-to-month volume of new listings also declined last month. On a positive note, MLS figures show system-wide gains in October’s pending sales (up nearly 5.6%), closed sales (up

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Nearly 60% of consumers who claim to live in a haunted house say they didn’t know their house was haunted until after they moved in, reveals a new survey from realtor.com®.

What makes a house haunted? Strange noises and shadows are the spookiest occurrences reported by homeowners. Forty-eight percent of survey respondents said items inside the home shifted on their own, 47% said certain rooms felt haunted, 46% said they would feel touched, and 44% said their home had hot and cold spots, according to realtor.com®’s fourth annual Haunted Real Estate Report.

“Moving into a new home is a really exciting time, but finding out that your new abode has an unwanted guest can definitely put a damper on the celebration,” says Nate Johnson, chief

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In a recent ad campaign, real estate startup Bungalo has announced that throughout the month of October, they will be checking their listed properties for paranormal activity.

The real estate company even hired actual paranormal investigators to visit their properties in order to find out if they have ghosts. The investigators include Jeremy Rettig of Genesis Paranormal Services, as well as Becky Vickers who has appeared on the television shows Ghost Adventures and Ghost Stories.

Josh Stolz, who is the creative director at Bungalo, stated, “This is our first real campaign that takes a step into a bit more of a creative territory,” adding, “We wanted to show both aspects: the regular inspection combined with the paranormal inspection.”

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Over the  years many of us have come across this with buyers, so in light of the new commission changes I have reached out to many of our agents from here and across the country  and locally here is the Seattle market for their best objections to buyers when they say: “I only want to work with the listing agent.”

The overwhelming number of responses lead us to a lot of good material, including simple explanations of what listing agents do, giving advice, one-liners and the all-powerful “good luck.”

Here are our favorite responses. Try out the ones you like the next time you come up against this objection.

Use a one-liner

Sometimes, all you need is a sentence or two to get the job done. Short, sweet and to the point, here are some of the

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